Recycling Drop Off

The Manitowoc Recycling Center maintains a residential recycling depot. This site is intended for use by all county residents. There is no trash or garbage drop off at this location. Contact a local hauler or the Ridgeview Landfill for disposal of trash.  Different municipal drop off sites may be more accessible to you depending on the city, township or village you are from. 

Manitowoc County Materials Recovery Facility
3000 Basswood Rd.
PO Box 351
Manitowoc, WI 54220


Monday - Friday 7am to 4pm
Saturday 8am to Noon
Sunday Closed
Note that while the Recycling Depot is open on Saturdays all year, the Recycling Center Main Office is closed on Saturdays from November 1 through March 31.

General Drop Site Guidelines: 

  • See our Recycling Guidelines for a list of acceptable materials for recycling.
  • Place your recyclables in the bunker or receptacle labeled for that material. 
  • Remove any plastic bags or strings and take them home with you to place in your trash.
  • Do not place non-acceptable items in the bunkers or receptacles. 
  • Do not place materials outside receptacles on the ground.  
  • Large loads of cardboard, paper or plastic can be placed on appropriate pile on the tipping floor.
  • Use caution driving through the drop site and on the tipping floor.